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  • Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

    The Obama administration and Gov. Kate Brown joined with Oregon ranchers to celebrate agreements they all hope will help keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list. The agreements announced Friday in Bend, Oregon, give ranchers incentives to...
  • Sea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bite

    A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark. "Olive the Oiled Otter" made headlines in 2009 when she was found covered in oil...
  • Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

    A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "They are acclimating very rapidly,"...
  • Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

    Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life. But recently, scientists researching melting ice watched a half-...
  • Feds reopen comment period for mountain caribou protections

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened for comment a proposed plan to change the protected status of a herd of caribou in northern Idaho and northeastern Washington from endangered to threatened. The agency on Tuesday opened the 30-day comment...
  • First wood bison head for release in southwest Alaska

    First wood bison head for release in southwest Alaska
    The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday to a rural village. Thirty 30 juveniles age 2 or younger were loaded into specially designed "bison boxes," and trucked...
  • Students set out on shark-tagging expedition

    Students set out on shark-tagging expedition
    Elizabeth Eubanks, a science teacher at the Palm Beach Maritime Academy in Lantana, who has taken her students on research expeditions to the rain forests of Costa Rica, Hawaii, the Arctic and Alaska, recently was out on the Intracoastal Waterway on a...
  • Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research

    Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research
    Author Bryant H. McGill asserts that: “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” But increasingly one can have both, courtesy of scientific advancement. Extending life and its quality are...
  • Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist

    Dr. Paula Pitha-Rowe, Hopkins virologist
    Dr. Paula Marie Pitha-Rowe, a Johns Hopkins virologist whose research on cancer and the body's immune response to HIV added to the understanding of how those diseases work, died of a heart attack March 5 at Union Memorial Hospital. The Tuscany-...
  • Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

    Alaska wildlife officials are preparing to release North America's largest land mammal into its native U.S. habitat for the first time in more than a century. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Sunday plans to begin moving wood bison from a...
  • Study suggests Burmese pythons changing Everglades' food chain

    MIAMI Burmese pythons munch marsh rabbits in Everglades National Park faster than any native predator, confirming what biologists already suspected: the invasive snake is changing the balance of the park's food chain. Two years ago, researchers...